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A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

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Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

Our auto contributor Mark Savage would not be so bold as to ask Santa for one of those TV commercial cars with a big bow on top, but he does have a wish list of automotive changes he'd like to in 2015.

1. Easily accessible buttons to preset radio stations - definitely not as easy to figure out with touch screen cars. Makes drivers more distracted and dangerous.

2. Plain, simple and clean dashboard design.

3. Standard location for the gas cap release.

4. More accurate trip computers for MPG calculations.

5. Lower car prices.

6. Keep the gas prices low.

7. More unique car styling.

Lake Effect contributor Mark Savage is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s auto writer and associate publisher for four magazines at Waukesha’s Kalmbach Publishing – American Snowmobiler, Classic Toy Trains, FineScale Modeler and Scale Auto magazine.  

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Mark Savage writes the auto review column, Savage On Wheels, for WUWM (formerly for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and Savageonwheels.com. He is also the executive editor of American Snowmobiler magazine and editor of FineScale Modeler magazine, both part of Kalmbach Media in Waukesha. Savage is an Indianapolis native where he fell in love with cars, the Indy 500 and all things fast, dating back to his pedal car days. He speaks with fellow contributor Dan Harmon each month.